Book List in Order: 26 titles


  • Lulu is getting the sister she never asked for in this hilarious illustrated chapter book filled with hilarious hijinks and feisty twists from Judith Viorst. Lulu has received the worst. News. EVER. She’s getting…a baby sister. No one ever ask...



  • From the beloved and internationally bestselling author of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Judith Viorst comes a brand-new collection of clever, hilarious, and poignant poems that touch on every aspect of the roller-coast...



  • On the day of the talent show, a boy is ready to sing his song, and he isn't one bit scared because he has practiced a billion times, plus he's wearing his lucky blue boots and his pants with all ten pockets. But as all of the other kids perform befo...



  • Alexander tries his hand at behaving in this hilarious companion to the bestselling classic Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Last night somebody ate a whole box of jelly donuts. That somebody woke up with a terrible bel...



  • This irresistible third illustrated chapter book starring Judith Viorst’s Lulu is full of hilarious hijinks, delightful twists, and a top-secret mission! Eeny meeny miney mo, That babysitter’s got to go. Lulu has put her tantrum-throwing d...



  • Feisty Lulu sets out to earn some cash in this illustrated chapter book from children’s book legends Judith Viorst and Lane Smith. The stubbornly hilarious Lulu has decided it’s time to buckle down and earn some cash. How else can she save up ...



  • It's Lulu's birthday and she's decided she'd like a pet brontosaurus as a present. When Lulu's parents tell her that's not possible, Lulu gets very upset. She does not like it when things don't go her way. So she takes matters into her own hands and ...



  • It's a little after four o'clock, and everyone's busy. Mom's on the phone, Dad's checking e-mail, and Katie's playing games with a friend. But there's one other person in the house, and no matter what he does – from painting a blue heart on the wal...



  • Now in paperback for the first time, the story of Charlie, a kid who knows how to be ready for any situation…. Just in Case . If a downpour turns into a flash flood or the grocery store should close indefinitely, Charlie knows exactly what he’ll ...







  • Now in paperback for the first time, the story of Charlie, a kid who knows how to be ready for any situation…. Just in Case . If a downpour turns into a flash flood or the grocery store should close indefinitely, Charlie knows exactly what he’ll ...



  • From grief and mourning to aging and relationships, poet and Redbook contributor Judith Viorst presents a thoughtful and researched study in this examination of love, loss, and letting go. Drawing on psychoanalysis, literature, and...



  • When Alexander feels mad or dad he wants to move to Australia. But most of the time he likes it right where he is. So when his mom and dad say that they're moving a thousand miles away, Alexander decides that he's not going. Never, Not ever. No way. ...



  • "Knock, knock Who's there? Someone with sad underwear. Sad underwear? How can that be? When my best friend's mad at me, Everything is sad. Even my underwear. " But sad underwear is just one of the many complications a person has to deal with. There's...



  • In "The Alphabet from Z to A (With Much Confusion on the Way), " Judith Viorst once again applies her clear-sighted wit to a subject of universal appeal, turning the traditional alphabet book on its head by going through the alphabet backwards. Viors...



  • "HIGHLY ENTERTAINING...SIT BACK IN THE BUBBLES AND ENJOY."--The Philadelphia InquirerBrenda Kovner, a Washington columnist, advice dispenser, and amateur psychologist, doesn't consider herself intrusive, just extremely interested in helping. If she k...



  • Now in paperback for the first time, the story of Charlie, a kid who knows how to be ready for any situation…. Just in Case . If a downpour turns into a flash flood or the grocery store should close indefinitely, Charlie knows exactly what he’ll ...



  • It's Sunday morning, very early Sunday morning. Anthony and Nicholas are not supposed to wake their parents before 9:45 am. (Whenever that is.) Certainly, three puzzles falling off a shelf isn't enough to wake them. And what about some music or a gam...



  • This little boy will do anything to avoid an evening with the baby-sitter. He pleads with his parents. He begs. He bargains. Maybe he has a fever of a hundred and ten. Maybe he'll run away. Maybe he won't say good-bye!...



  • Mother says deep down in his heart. Anthony loves me. Anthony says deep down in his heart he thinks I stink. Anthony's younger brother puts up with a lot. Every time he wants to play with Anthony and his friends, or even go into the playroom, Anthony...







  • If you've ever had trouble apologizing or keeping a secret, had a crush or a broken heart, there's a poem here for you! Written with humor and understanding, Judith Viorst's poems are certain to delight children and adults alike -- and be read again ...



  • Anthony has two dollars and three quarters and one dime and seven nickels and eighteen pennies. Nicholas has one dollar and two quarters and five dimes and five nickels and thirteen pennies. Alexander has...bus tokens. And even when he's rich, pretty...



  • Rosie is my friend. She likes me when I'm dopey and not just when I'm smart. Says Michael. Michael is my friend. He likes me when I'm grouchy and not just when I'm nice. Says Rosie. Or is it Rosey or Rosi or Rosee or Rozi or Wrosie? However she write...



  • How can Nick believe his mother's telling him there aren't any monsters when she forgets what his favorite flavor of ice cream is? Or when she makes him wear boots and it doesn't even rain? Well, sometimes Mamas do make mistakes...but sometimes they ...



  • The beloved and perennially popular tale of Alexander’s worst day is now available in a lap-friendly, oversize board book edition.Alexander is not having a great day. He has to endure gum in his hair, sitting in the middle of the backseat, third-be...



  • My cat Barney died this Friday. I was very sad. My mother said we could have a funeral for him, and I should think of ten good things about Barney so I could tell them... But the small boy who loved Barney can only think of nine. Later, while talking...



Complete Series List in Order

Alexander

1) Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Jun-1972)
2) Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday (Mar-1978)
3) Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move (Nov-1995)
4) Alexander, Who's Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever (Sep-2014)

Lulu

1) Lulu and the Brontosaurus (Sep-2010)
2) Lulu Walks the Dogs (Sep-2012)
3) Lulu's Mysterious Mission (Apr-2014)

Award-Winning Books by Judith Viorst

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
1977 Georgia Children's Book Award -- Picture Storybook
2010 Indies Choice Book Award -- Picture Bk Hall of Fame
Lulu and the Brontosaurus
2011 Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award -- Transitional Fiction
2013 Beehive Award -- Fiction
Lulu's Mysterious Mission
2014 Cybils -- Early Chapter Books